54 participants (Male & Female) aged between 19-28 years old that weren’t engaged in any structured activity when recruited.
Split into 2 groups, Control group and Training group
- Twice per week for 10 weeks, within minimum 48 hours rest in-between
- Standard barbell deadlift exercise (not sumo or Romanian). 2 second lifting and lower phase.
- 5 Sets of 5 repetitions with progressive loading to maintain the number of sets and repetition
Training group increased their vertical jump height by 7.4%
Thompson et al. (2015). Barbell deadlift training increases the rate of torque development and vertical jump performance in novices.